EB-2 Visas for China and India Move Five Months and Other Immigration Law Updates

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In This Issue:

July Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months; Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's E-Verify Requirement; Supreme Court Remands Hazelton Immigration Law Challenge to Third Circuit; Alabama Enacts Toughest State Immigration Law Yet; E-Verify Launches RIDE Program to Include Driver's License Verification; Starts with Mississippi; Five E-Verify Bills Pending in Pennsylvania Legislature; USCIS Temporarily Suspends the Use of VIBE in the Processing of H-2A Agricultural Visa Petitions; and For Further Information.

July Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months

After months without significant movement in the employment-based immigrant visa preference categories, the July 2011 Visa Bulletin announced a five-month jump for the EB-2 category for Indian and Chinese nationals. Those with priority dates on or before March 8, 2007, will be eligible to apply for adjustment of status—or an immigrant visa—beginning on July 1, 2011. If such an application has already been filed, these individuals will have their applications adjudicated and, if approved, will be granted lawful permanent resident ("green card") status. The EB-3 category moved incrementally for all nationalities.

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